Easy Christmas Mantel: Reindeer in a Wreath
My best ideas come in my sleep.
“What if,” I thought to myself in a half-conscious state, “I put the cardboard reindeer from our basement playroom over our living room mantel?” (Please don’t ask me why I think about decorating in my sleep and not solutions for world peace).
This was the cardboard reindeer I was thinking of. I mentioned him a while back in a blog post I wrote on fake taxidermy:
So, up he came to live over our mantel for the holiday season, and I actually think it worked well. I don’t know if you can tell, but I strung battery powered twinkle lights from his antlers which added some fun.
I got my deer head at Cardboard Safari for about $30 which I think is a terrific deal. It’s fun and easy to put together, (not to mention a great wall art solution for any time of year).
I love injecting some humor into home decor – living rooms and the holidays don’t have to be stuffy! And I love that this is the ultimate affordable decorating hack (use what you already have!).
Interested in doing it yourself? Here’s a DIY cardboard reindeer idea. Adorable! You can see more (including a tutorial) on Minimoz.